Though antigay opponents have attempted to shut it down, through fear, intimidation, and protest the Side by Side LGBT film festival continues in St. Petersburg.
An advocacy organization has released the first in a series of videos that draws attention to the plight faced by LGBT Russians.
The Russian president told local lawmakers that society should 'not create any xenophobia' against LGBT people, despite the law he passed that basically criminalizes any positive mention of LGBT identities.
The Colbert Report host lampooned Russian organizers for the Sochi Winter Olympics for banning displays of the LGBT rainbow flag and then choosing rainbow-colored uniforms.
The antigay American evangelical claims that Russia's violent crackdown on LGBT people is actually 'gay-on-gay' violence.
A so-called exposé that aired on Russian television this week reveals that government officials recorded private conversations between LGBT activists and international human rights organizations in October.